[ANN] QtitanRibbon 2.8 has been released and available for download!



  • March 28, 2012 - We are pleased to announce that version QtitanRibbon 2.8 has been released. This version fixes many bugs have found last month. An important innovation in this version is support for system DPI setting.
    It allows for office style to adjust the font for the Ribbon depending from DPI.
    Another novelty is the implementation of messages mechanism. For this the class OfficePopupWindow was introduced.
    http://www.devmachines.com/productdocs/ribbon/qtitan-officepopupwindow.html
    With this class you can add to your application messages that are shown in the image below:
    !http://www.devmachines.com/productdocs/ribbon/images/ribbonui_officepopupwindow5.png(QtitanRibbon Office Message)!
    The message is highly customizable and can be dragged by user over the screen.

    What is QtitanRibbon component?

    QtitanRibbon is a С++ component which implements Microsoft Ribbon UI specification for Qt. It allows you to add Microsoft Windows compatibly UI interface to your Qt application. It’s available for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

    http://www.devmachines.com



  • We are pleased to announce release of the component QtitanRibbon 2.8.1.
    The release fixes several critical bugs and improves the rendering of elements under Office 2010 style. Starting this point the development has been moved to the Qt 4.8.

    http://www.devmachines.com



  • If I look at the screenshots posted on your website, I think there is a problem with QTitanRibbon. The MS document has sections on the Application Button, the Quick Access Toolbar and the Application Title Bar (lines 648 - 783). These are specificied as obligatory requirements if you implement the Ribbon toolbar. It seems that implementation offered by you does not adhere to these parts of the specs. I think that would mean that anyone using your widget is in breach of the MS license.

    I don't compliance on this issue in your list of planned features either. Any comments on this? Do I misunderstand the documentent, or do I overloop a feature of QTitanRibbon?



  • Hello Andre,

    Elements that you are talking about can be adjusted in component QtitanRibbon widely. Screenshots on the website may be outdated or they are reflecting to the theme which has Microsoft's
    realization but it is not in the specification. At the moment there is Office 2007, Office 2010, Office for MacOSX, and other themes in which these elements can be displayed in different ways.
    In any case, the only thing that can breaks the MS Ribbon patent, if your application is competing with MS-Office. Other cases do not affect anything (or i did not hear about it).

    [quote author="Andre" date="1346857986"]If I look at the screenshots posted on your website, I think there is a problem with QTitanRibbon. The MS document has sections on the Application Button, the Quick Access Toolbar and the Application Title Bar (lines 648 - 783). These are specificied as obligatory requirements if you implement the Ribbon toolbar. It seems that implementation offered by you does not adhere to these parts of the specs. I think that would mean that anyone using your widget is in breach of the MS license.

    I don't compliance on this issue in your list of planned features either. Any comments on this? Do I misunderstand the documentent, or do I overloop a feature of QTitanRibbon?[/quote]



  • Another news here is - component QtitanRibbon 2.8.4 has been released. Release entirely devoted to fixing issues which were reported by our customers. Update fixes several critical bugs that affect backwards compatibility with previous versions.



  • I've just downloaded your demo, and I have problems integrating it into Qt Designer. The plugin is not loaded, because it was build with MingW while QtCreator was build with MSVC.

    Thanks for your answers to my earlier questions!



  • Thank you for trying to integrate component. We also have a versions (32-bit) for MS studio:

    http://www.devmachines.com/downloads/QtitanRibbon2.8.4_msvc2008_demo.zip (For MSVC 2008)
    http://www.devmachines.com/downloads/QtitanRibbon2.8.4_msvc2010_demo.zip (For MSVC 2010)

    It's should work.



  • I guess the point is, that there is a difference between the compiler used to build Creator (MSVC, as provided by the Creator Trolls), and the compiler we're using to build our own application (MinGw). This will be the case for many users.

    Anyway, thanks for the links, the 2008 one contains the library that loads with the version of Qt Creator I have installed (2.5.2).


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